Our home can be deployed in Kaliningrad missile complexes "Iskander" in the case of modernization of the U.S. missile defense system in Poland. As reported by RIA announcements, citing an interview Chief of the Russian General Staff Nikolai Makarov channel Russia Today, Russian complexes capable of striking elements of the U.S. missile defense system.
"In Poland deployed system missile defense, which by its features to this day does not have any potential impact on the nuclear forces of the Russian Federation. But in the case of modernization, and we litsezreem how this can happen, it can in some degree affect our nuclear potential, and in this case it may be a political decision on the deployment of Iskander in the Kaliningrad region, "- said Makarov.
Together with those Army General stressed that deployment "Iskander" would only be a political nature. "As long as there is no such necessity," — explained the head of the General Staff.
According to Nikolai Makarov, the Russian Federation to the real-time could not agree with the U.S. on missile defense. "The tone is set Americans, certainly. And we, on the contrary, I wish it was not. If build system — let's build it together. Where it is not needed, do not need it build. Against whom is built system Alaska? Against any contrived third States? They are very far away from Alaska. It is clear against whom this system built. That's why we have to take such measures, which should take this risk, "- quoted by General" Interfax ".
In November 2011, the source of "Interfax" in the military and diplomatic circles revealed that in response to the placement of the Yankees missile defense systems in Europe, our home can be arranged, "Iskander" in Kaliningrad and Belarus.
The first time the likely deployment of missiles in Kaliningrad Our homeland declared in 2008 in response to a U.S. plan to place missile defense elements in the Czech Republic and Poland. Then the South American project was suspended. In addition, the U.S. was going to locate their anti-missile facilities in the Netherlands, Romania, Spain and Turkey.
Finish deployment U.S. missile shield in Europe planned for 2018. The main purpose of placing anti-missile systems in Europe, the U.S. and NATO refer to protection against a possible missile attack by North Korea and Iran.
Complex "Iskander" have a range of actions up to 500 km and can be equipped with missiles as with ordinary, and with nuclear warheads.